The first Newsletter announced the ambitious goal of ralslng $20,000 by June 30, 1981. For practical purposes that goal has been reached, culminated by recent donations of an IBM typewriter and a small computer system. The computer, a TRS-80 system with 48K capacity, includes CPU, expansion interface, monitor, two disc drives, printer and custom desk. It was the gift of Terry Jeffers, a director in the Howard Ruff organization. FARMS will use it to keep the mailing list straight -- now grown to over a thousand names -- and for indexing papers, notes, bibliographies and research projects.
Dozens of people sent small contributions, and these gifts of $5 to $25 are always very welcome. Not only does FARMS need the money to finance research, but public support on a wide-scale is necessary to maintain our tax-exempt status.
Individuals and businesses who make substantial contributions will get preferential treatment. Jack is an attorney with considerable experience in tax-exempt contributions and he has offered to help large contributors maximize their tax advantage from gifts to FARMS.
The Foundation is looking for fund-raisers who will contact foundations, government agencies, business, and private donors. Anyone interested please contact Jack Welch or Kirk Magleby at FARMS, P O Box 7113 University Station, Provo, UT 84602. We also need local public relations representatives throughout the country. If you would like to assist FARMS in your locality, you would receive, in addition to grateful thanks, free copies of FARMS publications. Let us know of your interest, if you haven't already done so.